SIRUI has just announced the addition of the Venus 150mm 1.6x Full-Frame Anamorphic Lens to it’s range of cinematic lenses. Packed with cutting-edge features and exceptional versatility, this lens promises to take visual storytelling to new heights. What’s more this lens isn’t just for cinematography if you’re a photographer and wanting to capture the filmic look then this lens also makes an ideal choice. Of course, the main interest will be for videographers looking for the unique look that can be captured using an anamorphic lens. This latest addition adds to the range of other SIRUI 1.6x lenses.
Check out the full Sirui Venus 150mm 1.6x Full-Frame Anamorphic Lens review
Unleashing the Power of Anamorphic
The Venus 150mm is designed specifically for full-frame (E/RF/Z/L mount) cameras, offering a supplement to 1.6x lenses and a horizontal equivalent of 94mm. It stands out as the budget-friendly anamorphic lens with the longest focal length in the market. Anamorphic lenses are renowned for their unique characteristics, including the signature blue lens flares, stretched oval bokeh, and the cinematic 2.39:1 or 2.40:1 aspect ratios.
Creativity Unbound: Focus and Field of View
With the Venus 150mm, photographers and videographers can achieve a minimal focus distance of just 0.58m, allowing for captivating close-up scenes with shallow depth of field and stunning subject isolation. This lens excels in capturing emotions and focused key scenes with an intimate perspective. The long-distance view capability makes it ideal for shooting subjects far away, such as wildlife, sports, or distant landscapes.
The Venus 150mm delivers an anamorphic 2.84:1 de-squeezed format in 16:9 and an anamorphic 2.4:1 de-squeezed format in 3:2, providing filmmakers with the widescreen cinematic look they crave. The lens can be further enhanced by attaching the SIRUI 1.25x adapter, achieving a 2x squeeze for even more dynamic visuals. The result is a natural and stunning image quality with minimal chromatic aberration, ensuring the finest details are faithfully rendered.
A Versatile Tool for Visual Artists
The Venus 150mm is an essential tool for a wide range of creative applications. Its capabilities make it perfect for portrait photography, capturing intricate details, close-up shots, and adding an artistic touch to various subjects. Whether you’re capturing a heartfelt portrait, a close-up of nature’s beauty, or a striking wildlife scene, this lens elevates your imagery to a new level of visual storytelling.
Perfectly Complemented Cameras
Compatible with top-of-the-line cameras from various brands, the Venus 150mm is a versatile partner for visual artists. Among the suitable cameras are Sony’s Fx3, Fx6, Fx9, and A7s3 with E mount, Canon’s C70 and RED’s KOMODO X with RF mount, Panasonic’s S5ii and S5iiX with L mount, and Nikon’s Z8 and Z9 with Z mount. The lens complements the capabilities of these cameras, enhancing their potential to capture breathtaking visuals.
Early Bird Prices and Availability for the SIRUI 150mm T2.9 1.6X Full-Frame Anamorphic Lens
Photography and video enthusiasts can take advantage of the special early bird prices to bring the Venus 150mm lens into their creative arsenal. The Super Early Bird Price offers a tempting 20% off, making it $1,199 for the first 20 purchasers. Following that, the Early Bird Price still provides a generous 15% discount, bringing the lens to $1,274 per unit. Both offers are available until August 31st.
An Essential Addition to Any Creatives Toolkit
The SIRUI Venus 150mm 1.6x Full-Frame Anamorphic Lens is a game-changer in the world of visual storytelling. Its ability to capture emotion, focus, and intricate details, coupled with the signature anamorphic characteristics, makes it an essential addition to any photographer or videographer’s toolkit.
For more information and to pre-order the Venus 150mm lens, visit the official website.
Specifications of the SIRUI 150mm T2.9 1.6X Full-Frame Anamorphic Lens
- Model: SIRUI 150mm T2.9 1.6X Full-Frame Anamorphic Lens
- Focal Length: 150mm
- Maximum Aperture: T2.9
- Minimum Aperture: T16
- Lens Structure: 16 Elements in 11 Groups
- Aperture Blades: 16
- Frame: Full Frame
- Shooting Distance: 1.9ft (0.58m) – ∞
- Focus Method: Manual Focus
- Maximum Magnification: 1:4.16 (H), 1:2.61 (V)
- Shooting Area at Minimum Focusing Distance: 150mm (H) * 62.6mm (V)
- Filter Spec: M82×0.75
- Rotation Angle of the Focus Ring: 153°
- Maximum Diameter: 88mm/3.46inch
- Diameter of the Focus Ring: 88mm/3.46inch
- Length (Lens Cap Not Included):
- E Mount: 180mm/7.09inch
- L Mount: 178mm/7.01inch
- RF Mount: 178mm/7.01inch
- Z Mount: 182mm/7.17inch
- Weight (Lens Cap Not Included):
- E Mount: 1390g/3.06lbs
- L Mount: 1385g/3.05lbs
- RF Mount: 1396g/3.08lbs
- Z Mount: 1404g/3.09lbs